Cloud storage security essential for ongoing information management

By Sonian
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September 25, 2013
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There are plenty of pieces of valuable information within every cloud storage deployment. Companies are responsible for protecting these assets and ensuring that their operations, employees and customers are all safe from potential threats. In many cases, this mean more cloud monitoring and security measures are in order, but not all businesses take the time to enact these precautions.

When firms fail to take adequate steps to guard their data, the risks of breaches and hacks increases. Such an incident occurred at Virginia Tech recently, according to Computerworld. The source indicated that a third-party breach took place when a school database went live without the proper protections in place. This resulted in a leak of sensitive information regarding more than 16,000 past and present personnel, as well as general job applicants who may never even have secured a position with the school.

The problem in this instance was chalked up to human error, but such cases can still present extremely damaging circumstances for the companies and consumers involved. Using better cloud control practices can help minimize dangers and limit fallout from such events. Launching cloud storage resources must entail a standardized security process so that such leaks don’t impact other firms.

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